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the washington post. thank you both for being here. >> thank you very much. >> great to be here. >> abby, is rove just making excuses? >> he said it. we lost because of the date of the convention. can you believe it? it's like we are watching a mental breakdown on national television with karl rove. he's right. the ground game is important. what we are seeing now is the blame game being played out. i don't think the ground game is what the problem was. the problem was they didn't -- romney and his team didn't have a message. they didn't have ideas. you could have the best ground game in the world but if you don't interest the voter to have something to be excited about, how are they going to vote for you? that's the problem at hand. what we are seeing play out with republicans now is a little bit like what we saw in 1984 with mon dale. democrats went out to the weeds for a while. they were a little bit lost. then clinton came back, brought the party back with ideas. i hope this is a lesson for republicans. i have hope we can come out of this at some point. >> let me ask you. we are seeing rove's
to it and seems to be gaining momentum in washington. >> look, if you want to be serious about deficit reduction you're going to have to allow the tax rates for upper income people to go back to the clinton era. that's where the money is. if you're really serious, then you go after the various loopholes that exist. but you cannot bargain away and i certainly hope that the president will keep his campaign promise that we are not going to extend the tax breaks for the top 2%. that is, as you've indicated that's where the money is. >> eliot: tomorrow the president is meeting with a range of ceos and granted they're an important constituency. they run important pieces of our economic structure. what should he tell them tomorrow when he meets with them? >> what he should tell them is that atime when the wealthy are doing phenomenally well and when corporate profits are in some cases off the wall, wall street is doing very well. that if they love this country that if they're serious about deficit reduction they are going to h
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